Parma relegated from Serie A

AC Parma have been relegated from Italy’s top flight, Serie A.
I Crociati suffered their 20th defeat of the season, losing 1-0 away to Torino on Monday night.
The Yellow and Blues needed to avoid a loss against the Maroons at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino to keep their slim hopes of survival alive.
Prior to the game against Davide Nicola’s men, Roberto D’Aversa’s side had gone on a run of four games which all ended in defeats.
In the make or break encounter, they put up a great showing but they were unable to score as the first half ended 0-0.
Three minutes after the hour mark, however, Mergim Vojvoda put the hosts ahead thanks to an assist from Cristian Ansaldi.
Vojvoda tucked the ball into Luigi Sepe’s net after the Argentine defender had found his way into Parma’s backline.
The away side did not allow their heads to drop after conceding first as the game turned into a real end-to-end contest, but they squandered opportunities to level matters.
Parma will now join Crotone in the second tier as they can no longer mathematically make up the gap to escape the drop.
Either Benevento, Cagliari, Spezie or Torino will complete the team that will begin life in Serie B next term.